Economic Development

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The Power of Four

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The Economic Development Corporation of North Simcoe (EDCNS) advocates as “one economic development voice" for the municipalities of Midland, Penetanguishene, Tay and Tiny (the Power of Four). Collaboration by knowledge sharing facilitates business investment.


EDCNS is a not-for-profit corporation governed by a Board of Directors which includes representation from each of the four municipal councils.  Through ongoing commitment with the County of Simcoe, the four North Simcoe municipalities and our talented Board of Directors, our dedication empowers continued opportunity, growth and economic prosperity. 


To promote and foster balanced sustainable economic growth in North Simcoe.

Key Deliverables

  1. Business Retention and Expansion (BR&E)
  2. Grow the economy through investment attraction and job creation
  3. Market the assets of our four municipalities within and beyond the County of Simcoe

Four Pillars

The EDCNS focus is on four key sectors: Advanced Manufacturing, Agribusiness, Healthcare, and Tourism ( The regional focus (Power of Four) reinforces initiatives to drive growth and improve the environment for producing and marketing goods and services from North Simcoe.

North Simcoe is a dynamic region in central Ontario that is well positioned for investment, growth and development. It offers business and investors a strategic location, talented workforce and high value for cost.

View the EDCNS publications below to learn more:

We Live it, You'll Love it!

Local businesses, non-profits and charities have been working hard to pivot their operations and put necessary health and safety measures in place. Let's do our part by discovering their new hours, new options and new ways to do business together.

Show your love for local businesses and organizations by posting on social media how you have been supporting them during this phase of rebuilding our economy. 

"We Live It, You'll Love It" is a show produced by EDCNS, the Heart of Georgian Bay, and Nate Lacroix that introduces you to the many innovative, intriguing, and successful people from North Simcoe while exploring some of the area's most treasured assets. The show is streamed on YouTube and social media. A new episode is released every Tuesday at 2:00 p.m.

Visit EDCNS's website for more information.
Subscribe to their YouTube channel to follow the show.

Community Profiles

Township of Tiny - Community Profile 
County of Simcoe - Community Profile 


Suzanne McCrimmon, Executive Director